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The SLOW Week vol.3

April 17, 2017

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Did you visit a farmers’ market?  I had hoped to shop the Napa Farmers Market on Saturday, the opening day, sadly it didn’t happen. I was able to make a stop at my regular Thursday market. I did not post a Weekly Report as the fruit and vegetables selection was virtually unchanged.

Here is the third installment of The SLOW Week. 

S-Shop for organic strawberries. Why organic? Strawberries top the list of The Dirty Dozen, a list of the top 12 fruits and vegetables that contain the highest amount of pesticides. Strawberries tested by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2014 and 2015 contained on average 7.7 different pesticides per sample, compared to 2.3 per sample for all other produce, according to a new EWG (Environmental Working Group) analysis. Plus, they are at their prime and so delicious!

L-Learn about safe seafood choices. The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers Seafood Watch guides for each state. There are three categories, “Best Choices”, “Good Alternatives” and “Avoid”. So whether you’re at your local fishmonger, favorite restaurant or traveling you can make an informed choice anywhere.

O-Own a subscription to  Edible magazine. With 90 editions there is surely one for your area. These magazines highlight local food, purveyors, chefs and stories, connecting people to their food communities.

W-Watch Food Inc. When the film was released in 2009 it shocked viewers. The film exposes the corporate control over food systems in America, inhumane treatment of animals and the use of pesticides to name just a few.

Wishing you a sweet week!

 

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